Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Kitchen Tips...

Hello there, it's been a while since I have done this but I am getting back in the swing of my "domesticity training" and here are the latest simple recipes I have sampled and really enjoyed:

Mandarin Orange Salad
1/2 C olive oil
1/4 C cider vinegar
1/4 Cup White Sugar
2 teas. dried parsley
1 pinch black pepper
1/2 C sliced Almonds
1/4 C brown sugar
1 head red leaf lettuce (or boston lettuce)
1 red onion chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 (11oz) cans mandarin orange segments drained

1) In a jar with tight fitting lid combine oil, vinegar, sugar, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well, store in fridge until ready to use
2) In medium sauce pan over medium low heat, cook and stir the almonds and brown sugar until the sugar is melted and almonds are coated. Remove from heat, cool, and break apart. Store at room temp. until served
3) In large bowl toss together the lettuce, celery, oranges, almonds and dressing until evenly coated


California Chicken Sandwich
Citrus Mayo
1/3 cup reduced fat mayo
2 T thawed orange juice concentrate
1 teas. lime juice
1/2 teas. ground cumin
1/4 teas. Cayenne pepper
4 (4oz) skinned & boned chicken breast halves (or you can buy precooked chicken)
1/4 teas salt
1/8 teas. Black pepper
cooking spray
8 slices of sourdough bread (diagonally cut)toasted
4 small Romania lettuce leaves
2 plum tomatoes cut lengthwise
1 peeled avocado cut into 8 wedges

1) To prepare citrus mayo combine 1st 5 ingredients in small bowl
2) To prepare sandwiches sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and cook until done on medium high heat in oiled skillet. Remove from heat and cut diagonally across grain into thin slices
3) Spread tablespoon citrus mayo onto each of 4 bread slices. Top with 1-2 lettuce leaves, 1 chicken breast half, 2 tomato slices, 2 avocado wedges, and remaining bread slice.
By all means add as much or as little as you like ;)

This ones really healthy.... It has hardly any saturated fat and still tastes really yummy!


Janners said...

Hey Laura! I have been reading your blog for a little while now and its so much fun! This post really inspired me I def want to try them both out now. Its fun being all domestic isn't it? Yay for the blogging world, that although we have both moved on from D-Group I can still sort of have some idea what is going on with you. :)

Laura said...

Thanks Janet!
Yeah, being domestic is fun..and def. a learning process too ;)
Thanks for checkin in, blogging is such an awesome way to "keep up" with people!

Rachel said...

the salad was sooo good today... can't wait to make it myself! :)